Posts Tagged ‘art’

Holiday Bingo

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! My Etsy shop is filled with holiday items, soldered pendants, soldered ornaments, felt ornaments, collages and ATC’s!

Here are a couple of collage wall hanging decorations on vintage Bingo Cards.

Warm Wishes Bingo Collage

Joy Bingo Collage

Hocus Pocus

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

I love to incorporate stamping with my mixed media collages. Here’s some more info on how I made these fun Halloween wall decorations.

Witches Bingo Card

Using a vintage BINGO card as a base I stamped tiny stars all over in black ink. I made a copy of a vintage photo and tinted the girls clothes with alcohol markers, added witch hat brads to their heads and also some vintage book text. I layered this onto black cardstock trimmed with deckle edge scissors and adhered it to my bingo card. For the medallion I layered a plain punched circle from yellow cardstock onto a scalloped circle from black cardstock and on top of that I adhered a black cat which I stamped onto white cardstock, embossed using black embossing powder and cut out. To the top corners of the bingo card I added some large eyelets and tied some ribbon to hang it from.

Boo Bingo Card

For this card I did similar treatments on the photo, card and hanger but instead of the medallion I added some triangles cut from purple and yellow cardstocks and added stamped letters to each flag to spell out “BOO!”.

Both of these (and a few other Halloween themed collages) are currently available here in my Etsy shop.

B-I-N-G-O

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

I’m adding lots of fun Halloween items to my Etsy shop like these collages done on vintage Bingo cards.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

goodwitch1

Instead of a black cat these young witches have a black dog.

witchdog1

Rum Tum Tugger was a Curious Cat…..

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Here’s some new soldered glass pendants made with Edward Gorey illustrations from a vintage copy of T.S. Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cat” , which was the inspiration for the musical CATS.

Gorey Cat Pendant

Gorey Cat Pendant

Gorey Cat Pendant

These are currently available in my Etsy shop.

It looks like Turner Home Movies has Been Here…….

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

If you’ve read this blog for any time you probably know how much I love Alice in Wonderland. I especially love the original Tennell illustrations which were published in black and white but sometimes you’ll find a copy with colorized illustrations. I found a small abridged version of Alice with color artwork at an antique store and they are the perfect size for pendants. Here’s a few soldered glass pendants I made recently with them.

Alice Croquet Pendant

White Rabbit Pendant

Alice telescoping Pendant

Queen of Hearts Pendant

Quoting Jane

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I adore Jane Austen, the books, the movies, the BBC miniseries, all of it! I have a wonderful Jane inspired stamp set from Oxford Impressions that has Regency style images and quotes from Jane’s books and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sets. It so much fun to color, especially the womens dresses. I recently made a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) using them. I stamped the images with black Memento ink on cardstock and colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers (I can not stop using these markers!) and then stamped the quotes onto clear acetate and attached them over the images with brads onto coordinating colored cardstock. I also added a charm to each one that went along with the theme.

Jane Austen Home Quote ATC

Jane Austen Heart Quote ATC

Jane Austen Reading Quote ATC

These are currently available in my Etsy shop.  These have now sold.

Out of the sea, Wish I could be, Part of that world………..

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Mermaid and Shells Collage

I’ve been holding on to a bunch a sea shells from a trip to Florida years ago and now I know why I saved them! I stamped the mermaid image from “Stampendous” and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added glitter to her tail with a clear Starburst gel marker from Sakura. I adhered vintage map pattern paper from CTMH on a 5″ x 7″ canvas board and inked the edges with a sponge and brown stamping ink and then layered the mermaid image on top. Then using a strong clear glue I added the shells around the edges along with a brass star fish charm and also added some real beach sand under her with the same glue. I laid out my shells before I glued them down to make sure they looked nice and would fit. I also added a snippet of text cut from a vintage book that says “Under the Sea”. I think she turned out really lovely.

This piece is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.

Her Highness…….

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The Queen of Fairies!

The Fairy Queen

collage on small canvas.

I am the walrus (and these are my friends……)

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

I’ve added several smaller soldered glass charms to my Etsy shop made with vintage dictionary illustrations. Snippets of the definition for each animal is on the back of the pendant. I love how adding black patina to the solder really gives them that cool old look.

walrus pendant

indian rhino pendant

dolphin pendant

hedgehog pendant

fox pendant

Kookookachoo!!
-Heather

In the Drawer Marked “Antiquities”

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Just wanted to share a quick post with a new bird cage collage.

Antiquities Bird Cage Collage